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The following thumbnail photographs are arranged alphabetically by
scientific family name, then by genus, and lastly by species name


Click on a thumbnail for enlarged photographs and descriptive information.

The scientific names of the families shown on this page are:
Plantaginaceae, Polemoniaceae, Ranunculaceae, Themidaceae, Violaceae

Click the following links for more families with blue thumbnail photographs:
Apocynaceae - Asteraceae
Boraginaceae - Brassicaceae
Campanulaceae - Gentianaceae
 
Iridaceae - Oxalidaceae

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Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Besseya alpina
Besseya alpina   Collinsia parviflora 
Kitten Tails Blue-Eyed Mary

 

Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Penstemon angustifolius
Penstemon cyanocaulis
Penstemon angustifolius Penstemon breviculus Penstemon crandallii Penstemon cyanocaulis
Narrow-leaf Penstemon Short Penstemon Crandall's Penstemon Blue-stemmed Penstemon

 

Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Penstemon hallii
Penstemon lentus variety lentusPenstemon lentus variety albiflorus
Penstemon comarrhenus Penstemon hallii Penstemon harbourii Penstemon lentus variety lentus
Penstemon lentus variety albiflorus
Hairy Penstemon Hall's Penstemon

Harbour's Penstemon

Thick Penstemon & Abajo Thick Penstemon

 

Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Penstemon mensarum
Penstemon ophianthus
Penstemon rydbergi
Penstemon linarioides Penstemon mensarum Penstemon ophianthus Penstemon rydbergii Penstemon strictus Penstemon whippleanus
Narrow-leaf Penstemon Mesa Penstemon Snake Penstemon Rydberg's Penstemon Rocky Mountain Penstemon Whipple's Penstemon

 

Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Plantaginaceae 
(Plantain Family)
Veronica catenata
Veronica americana Veronica anagallis-aquatica Veronica serpyllifolia Veronica wormskjoldii
(Veronica nutans)
American Brooklime Veronica Thyme-leaf Speedwell Veronica

 

Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Aliciella pinnatifida Eriastrum sparsiflorum Gilia ophthalmoides
Sticky Gilia Sparse Starflower Eyed Gilia

 

Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Ipomopsis gunnisonii
Gilia sinistra
Ipomopsis gunnisonii Ipomopsis longiflora Ipomopsis polyantha Navarretia sinistra
Gunnison's Skyrocket Long-flowered Skyrocket Pagosa Skyrocket Alva Day's Gilia

 

Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Polemoniaceae 
(Phlox Family)
Polemonium confertum
Polemonium foliosissimum Polemonium pulcherrimum Polemonium confertum Polemonium viscosum
Leafy Jacob's Ladder Beautiful Jacob's Ladder Dense Sky Pilot Sticky Sky Pilot

 

Ranunculaceae
(Buttercup Family)
Ranunculaceae
(Buttercup Family)
Ranunculaceae
(Buttercup Family)
Aconitum columbianum Aquilegia coerulea Aquilegia coerulea 
variety daileyae
Monkshood Colorado Columbine,
the State Flower of Colorado
Columbine

 

Ranunculaceae
(Buttercup Family)
Ranunculaceae
(Buttercup Family)
Clematis hirsutissima Clematis occidentalis
Sugarbowls Western Clematis

 

Ranunculaceae 
(Buttercup Family)
Ranunculaceae 
(Buttercup Family)
Ranunculaceae 
(Buttercup Family)
Ranunculaceae 
(Buttercup Family)
Ranunculaceae 
(Buttercup Family)
Delphinium robustum
Pulsatilla patens
Delphinium barbeyi Delphinium nuttallianum Delphinium robustum Delphinium scaposum Pulsatilla patens
ssp. multifida
Barbey's Delphinium Larkspur Robust Delphinium Desert Delphinium Pasque Flower

 

Many species formerly in the Scrophulariaceae (Snapdragon Family) are now in Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family) or Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family).

 

Themidaceae 
(Brodiaea Family)

Violaceae 
(Violet Family)
Violaceae 
(Violet Family)
Violaceae 
(Violet Family)
Viola adunca var. bellidifolia

Triteleia grandiflora

Viola adunca
variety adunca
Viola adunca
variety bellidifolia
Viola nephrophylla

Wild Hyacinth

Blue Violet Alpine Violet Bog Violet


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